Backing Up Your Data

If your Diabetes Pilot data is important to you, you should make a backup of it periodically.  This is important to protect against hardware failure, mistakes, or other issues. You can use a backup system such as Apple's Time Machine to back up your data file.  Diabetes Pilot also provides its own options for making a backup copy of your data.

Backing Up Your Data

Restoring a Backup

Restoring an Automatic Backup

Backing Up Your Data

To make a backup copy of your data:

  1. Start Diabetes Pilot and open the dataset that you'd like to back up. This backup procedure only backs up the currently open dataset.
  2. From the "File" menu, select "Save Backup..."
  3. In the window that appears, choose a location to save the backup. It's a good idea to save the backup file to an external disk, memory device, or CD so that you have a safe copy even if something happens to your computer.

Restoring a Backup

To restore your data from a backup copy:

  1. Start Diabetes Pilot.
  2. Open the dataset that you'd like to fill with your backup data.  Or, create a new one by selecting "File->New" from the menu. Note that restoring your data will replace the data in the dataset with the data in the backup.
  3. From the "File" menu, select "Open..." and select your backup file.   Alternately, drop the backup file on the Diabetes Pilot icon in the dock or just double-click it.

Restoring an Automatic Backup

Diabetes Pilot Desktop will occasionally make automatic backups of your data for you. This serves as a secondary backup, but it should not take the place of the regular backups described above. If you make a mistake with your data, you may wish to restore one of the automatic backups:

  1. Start Diabetes Pilot.
  2. Open the dataset that you'd like to fill with your backup data.  Or, create a new one by selecting "File->New" from the menu. Note that restoring your data will replace the data in the dataset with the data in the backup.
  3. From the "File" menu, select "Show Automatic Backups in Finder"
  4. In the window that appears, find the backup that you would like to restore.   Double-click the file to restore it in Diabetes Pilot or drop it on the Diabetes Pilot icon in the dock.